Re: short range varmit cartridge
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This is just a thought and also to see if any one else has done it. Has any one heard of or seen a 6x221 fire ball or 25x221 fire ball. I know these are not going to be a long range cartridge but they seem almost perfect for a short range ground squirle cartridge. My ground squirling normally ranges from 5-150yrds with 300yard shots being far. I mainly use a 22-250 and a 22lr for ground squirle hunting. both have there advantages. 22 is cheap and dosen't seem to scare the squirles as much. Problem is that it has a limited range. the 22-250 is flat shooting but gets hot real quick when the squirles are out. The 22-250 also spooks the squirles more than the 22.
Hence the thought of the 25x221 or the 6x221.
This may also run across a close range chuck or two.
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I wonder why you don't consider the straight .221 Fireball. It is fairly quiet, good to 300 yds, and available off the rack without the cost of custom dies.
Also... the new .17 Fireball (ballistically identical to the .17 Mach VI), is ideal for ground squirrels, with a 20 grain bullet at 4,000fps.
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